Unsung Live #2: 20th October, RSVPs open

Cast your mind back to the heady days of June, when the sun was shining, the drinks were flowing and one evening people gathered around a microphone to hear tales of worlds that don’t exist. They were fun, right?

Well after a near nearly filling the venue at the last Unsung Live event we couldn’t resist doing it all over again. Only this time it won’t be so incredibly hot, which is all that an Englishman ever wishes for. Am I right?

We are very happy to announce that Unsung Live #2 will take place on 20th October at the Star of Kings, Kings Cross.

Our readers this time include another Shirley Jackson Award nominee, a live-lit vet of the north and one of the most striking new writers this humble publisher has seen since Desirina Boskovich. With a combined distance travelled of over 7000 miles, and a formidable list of publication credits we’re planning on offering you a night of the best kind of surprises.

  • David Hartley – David is a writer of strange stories, his fiction having appeared in numerous places including StructoDark FictionThe Alarmist and two Boo Books anthologies; After the Fall (2014) andWe Can Improve You (2015). He has two collections of flash fiction, Threshold (Gumbo Press, 2015) and Merry Gentlemen.
  • Cassandra Khaw – Cassandra is Ysbryd Games’ business cat and an Ars Technica UK contributor. Her short fiction can be found at Unsung ShortsTerraformShimmerThe Dark, and a variety of other places. She has a novella coming up with Abaddon Books sometime soon.
  • Robert Sharp – Robert is Head of Campaigns & Communications at English PEN, and author of the Shirley Jackson Award-nominated novella The Good Shabti.
  • + more TBC

This event is completely free and open to all. Just remember space is limited, so RSVP at the Meetup event to avoid missing out.

Unsung Live #1: 25th June

Unsung Stories are running their inaugural night of storytelling for science fiction and fantasy fans on 25th June. Starting from 7pm in the Star of Kings in Kings Cross.

Unsung Live will feature stories from 4 rather talented authors. First we’ll have two of Unsung’s authors, Aliya Whiteley and Ian Hocking. Aliya is the author of numerous books and short stories, most recently The Beauty which has been shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson, James Tiptree and Saboteur Awards. Ian is the author of Deja Vu and more science fiction books. To keep them company we have Gary Budgen and Daniel Carpenter. Gary is a man with a great fistful of short story publications. Daniel is much the same, with extra ‘seasoned pro’ points for his work with Bad Language in Manchester.

Expect great stories, a friendly atmosphere and like-minded genre fans. The Star of Kings is a few minutes walk from Kings Cross and is already the home of lots of great genre clubs like the Post-Apocalyptic Book Club.

Event details and RSVP details can be found at our Meetup group – www.meetup.com/unsung